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Violence at protest march near Bilawal House

Last Updated: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 00:29

Karachi: Pakistani riot police on Friday fired in
the air and lobbed tear gas on a group of protesters seeking
to march to the house of President Asif Ali Zardari here,
leaving six people injured in the violence.
Activists of the outlawed Peoples Aman (peace) Committee
clashed with the police during a protest rally that was making
its way towards Bilawal House in Sindh`s provincial capital,
Karachi, to express their grievances.

Some protesters turned violent and broke office panes and
windscreens of parked vehicles as police tried to push them

Police resorted to baton charge, aerial firing and tear
gas shelling to push back the protesters marching on I I
Chundrigar road.

A senior police official confirmed that there was
exchange of fire between police and some protesters during the
"Around six people were injured in the stampede and tear
gas shelling while police have also arrested several
protesters," another police official said.

The trouble ended after negotiations between protesters
and representatives of the Bilawal House.


First Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 00:29
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